Pentax Optio X70 Review
By Mike Flacy
Playback Modes & Menu Options
The Play button brings up the last image captured in full screen mode with some information overlaid. Pressing the OK button in the center of the 4-way controller toggles the amount of exposure information displayed with an image. Here you can see all of the display options. The extended information screen has icons for image size/quality, ISO, shutter speed and aperture used as well as a histogram. Pressing 'down' on the 4-way controller brings up the Edit/Playback menu (shown below).
Rotating the control dial to the left activates the index display, which brings up 4 or 9 thumbnail index of all photos taken. You can now quickly search through the stored images and select one for full screen playback. Press it again and the calendar mode is displayed, allowing you to select your photographs by the date in which they were taken.
From the Calendar mode, you can press the green button to enter the file folders and choose your images by folder.
Once you have a photo selected for full screen playback you can magnify an image up to 10x in various steps by rotating the control dial to the right. Now you can check the photo for critical focus, etc. and see if you need to re-shoot the subject or not. Using the 4-way selector allows you to move around inside the enlarged image.
Edit/Playback menu options:
Slide show - Set up a slide show (Interval, Screen Effect, Sound Effect)
Movies are played back in full-screen mode in the camera with sound provided though the built-in speaker. You can play a movie frame by frame, pause, fast forward, or rewind with the 4-Way Selector.
Save as USER - When in record mode, saves current settings to the USER or Custom position on the mode dial
Sound - Adjust camera sound settings
Date Adjust - Set Date/Time
World Time - Select Time, Destination and Hometown
Language - Set user Language
Folder Name - Standard or Date
USB Connection - PictBridge, PC
Video Out - NTSC or PAL
Brightness Level - Adjust LCD back light
Power Saving - Off, 5sec, 15sec, 30sec, 1min, 2min
Auto Power Off - Off, 3min. or 5min.
Quick Zoom - On or Off
Guide Display - On or Off
Reset - Restore settings to factory Default
Delete All Images - Deletes all the images from memory
Format - Format the SD card
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